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Jennifer Mary Victoria D'Abo (1945–2003) by unknown photographer, 1990 UPPA/Photoshot

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D'Abo [née Maude], Jennifer Mary Victoria (1945–2003), businesswoman, was born on 14 August 1945 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, the elder of the two daughters of Michael William Vernon Maude, later Hammond-Maude (d. 1995), diplomat and land agent, of ...

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Gage, George (c. 1582–1638), diplomat and businessman, was the son of Edward Gage (b. 1539), gentleman, of Firle, Sussex, and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Shelley of Michelgrove. Educated overseas, he became skilled in the Italian, French, and Spanish languages. During 1612–16 he was a companion of ...

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Hadingham, Reginald Edward Hawke [Buzzer] (1915–2004), businessman and tennis administrator, was born on 6 December 1915 at 30 Beukplein, The Hague, one of four sons of Edward Wallace (Tim) Hadingham, naval officer and businessman, and his wife, (Ethel) Irene Penelope, née Gwynne-Evans. He was born in the ...

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Hodge, Sir Julian Stephen Alfred (1904–2004), merchant banker, businessman, and philanthropist, was born on 15 October 1904 at 12 Vicarage Road, Camberwell, London, the son of Alfred Hodge, a journeyman plumber and gas fitter, and his wife, Jane Emily, née Simcock (d...

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Johnson, Robert Alan [Bob] (1940–2001), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 24 September 1940 at St Giles's Hospital, Camberwell, London, the youngest child and only son of Herbert Harcourt (Bert) Johnson, a clerk at a meat depot, and his wife, Lily, née Good...

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Thomas Lord (1755–1832) by unknown artist Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library

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Lord, Thomas (1755–1832), founder of Lord's cricket ground and businessman, was born on 23 November 1755 at Thirsk, Yorkshire, the son of William Lord, a labourer from a Roman Catholic family. Lord's ancestors had suffered for their allegiance to the Jacobite cause and had had their lands sequestered, forcing his father to work as a labourer. The family moved to ...

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Mackay, Kenneth James William, third earl of Inchcape (1917–1994), businessman, was born on 27 December 1917 at Uckfield, Sussex, the second child and eldest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Kenneth Mackay, Viscount Glenapp, later second earl of Inchcape...

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Maley, William [Willie] (1868–1958), football manager and businessman, was born at the barracks, Newry, co. Down, on 25 April 1868, the third of six sons of Thomas Maley, a sergeant instructor with the North British fusiliers, and his wife, Mary, née Montgomery. He spent most of his childhood near ...

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Meaney, Sir Patrick Michael (1925–1992), businessman, was born on 6 May 1925 at 66 Bodmin Street, Wandsworth, London, the youngest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Joseph Francis Meaney, a tram driver, and his wife, Ethel Clara Martin. He was at first named ...

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Murray, Sir Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot (1903–1977), politician and businessman, was born on 19 December 1903 in Edinburgh, the city with which he was associated throughout his life. His parents were Alfred Alexander Arbuthnot Murray, writer to the signet and fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh...

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Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1866–1937) by unknown photographer © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford (1866–1937), expert on gunnery and businessman, was born on 13 September 1866 in Southwater, Sussex, the eighth child and sixth son in the family of eight sons and two daughters of John Hungerford Pollen (1820–1902), artist and author, a Tractarian who had followed ...

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Pullinger [married name Martin], Dorothée Aurélie Marianne (1894–1986), automobile engineer and businesswoman, was born on 13 January 1894 at St Aubin-sur-Scie, Seine Inférieure, France, the eldest of the eleven children of Thomas Charles Pullinger (1867–1945), engineer, and his wife, Aurélie Berenice, née...

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Sidgreaves, Sir Arthur Frederick (1882–1948), businessman, was born on 12 June 1882 probably in the Straits Settlements where his father, Sir Thomas Sidgreaves, was chief justice; his mother was Barbara Catharine, daughter of George Young, of Saverley House, Staffordshire. He was educated at ...

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Ward, George Henry Reginald (1933–2012), businessman, was born in New Delhi on 2 April 1933, of Anglo-Indian descent, the son of George Henry Ward (d. 1941), an accountant working for the Indian railways. He attended a school in India run by Irish Christian Brothers. After his impoverished widowed mother brought her teenage son and daughter to ...

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Zulueta, Sir Philip Francis de (1925–1989), civil servant and businessman, was born in Oxford on 2 January 1925, the only child of Francis (Francisco Maria José) de Zulueta (1878–1958), regius professor of civil law and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and his wife, ...